Government of China donated COVID-19 vaccines to Grenada
On April 19, 2022, the COVID-19 vaccines donated by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) arrived at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George, Grenada. The delivery ceremony was attended by Wei Hongtian, the Chinese Ambassador to China, along with Nickolas Steele, the Minister of Health and Social Security, who signed the certificate of delivery for the vaccines.
Greenlight for Zifivax vaccine in Colombia
The Chinese pharmaceutical company, Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products, has launched a new vaccine called Zifivax to combat COVID-19. According to the resolution published by Invima —the institution in charge of national health references— there are sufficient reasons to approve of vaccine, as it has proven to be effective against COVID-19.
Ecuador and its close relationship with Chinese pharmaceutical companies
Ecuador’s Health Minister, Ximena Garzón, is part of the delegation accompanying President Guillermo Lasso on his trip to China during the first weeks of February for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. The Ecuadorian minister will attend various meetings aimed at strengthening international cooperation, particularly in the area of public health.
China makes the best of the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic and political ties between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have significantly strengthened over the last decade. Throughout the developed world, particularly in the United States, perceptions of China have worsened significantly in the wake of the pandemic.
Conmebol donated Sinovac vaccines to Paraguay
Alejandro Domínguez, president of Conmebol, announced a donation of 30,000 Sinovac vaccines by Conmebol to the Paraguayan Ministry of Health as a sign of gratitude for the organization of the upcoming Women’s Libertadores Cup, with the exception of the final to be held at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo.